iPhoto, iMovie, Page, Numbers and Keynote are just some of the free apps from Apple that you can get on the App Store, but they may soon be joined by yet another — GarageBand.
According to a footnote on Apple’s Built-in Apps page for the iPhone 5s, the app will soon be made free alongside the other iWork and iLife apps. The exact text that was displayed before being taken said:
GarageBand is free on the App Store for all iOS 7 compatible devices; additional GarageBand instruments and sounds are available with an in-app purchase. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated on or after September 1, 2013.
If the app was to go free, it would seem that it won’t be completely free with Apple making in-app purchases available probably due to licensing fees associated with some of the sounds that Apple make available.